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Massachusetts Senate unanimously passes natural gas leaks bill

Apr 10th, 2014 | By admin

Boston, Massachusetts The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a natural gas leak safety bill today which is likely to carry over to several other states across the nation. The original bill was written by Mark McDonald of NatGas Consulting who finances & runs the site He explained the importance of the bill to Natural Gas
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Chevron caps one of two wells involved in Greene County fire

Feb 25th, 2014 | By admin

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette February 24, 2014 5:32 AM Chevron said on Sunday afternoon that one of two wells in Greene County that were still leaking natural gas after a Feb. 11 explosion has been capped. In statement, the company, which owns three wells at the drilling site in Dunkard, said the flow of gas from the
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Methane emissions in U. S. are 75 percent higher than EPA estimates

Feb 14th, 2014 | By admin

2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan

Feb 13th, 2014 | By admin

The 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan (Draft Plan) sets forth a vision for New York’s energy future that connects a vibrant private sector market with communities and individual customers to create a dynamic, clean energy economy. The Draft Plan is divided into two volumes and guided by statutory requirements of Article 6 of
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Feb 13th, 2014 | By admin

Legislation cleared the House Wednesday that outlines a process under which utilities would be held accountable for repairing thousands of underground natural gas leaks, with supporters saying the bill could save lives by preventing explosions. Proponents of the bill, long pushed by Marblehead Rep. Lori Ehrlich, said $40 million is wasted each year due to
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Two Fracking Stories You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Aug 7th, 2013 | By Mark
A page from a report rewritten by the EPA to downplay a link between hydraulic fracturing and water contamination. The story was broken by a blogger with DeSmogBlog.

A pair of stories broke recently that, taken together, cast considerable doubt on the gas industry’s claims that hydraulic fracturing does not harm the environment. EPA Buries Report Contradicting Gas Industry’s Clean-Water Claims As if the Obama administration’s IRS, NSA, AP and Benghazi scandals weren’t enough, DeSmogBlog blogger Steve Horn published a piece on Monday dccumenting
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – July 22, 2013

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

Natural gas leaks and explosions continued to wreak havoc in communities across the country this week, often at extraordinary costs. What follows is a by-no-means comprehensive round-up of the destruction – and if your community was lucky enough to escape unscathed this week, remember, if natural gas flows through pipelines where you live, it’s really
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This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – May 6, 2013

May 6th, 2013 | By Mark
A round-up of natural gas explosions from around the country.

A shallow natural gas pipeline in Bakersfield, California, exploded and caught fire on Monday, April 22, after a pavement grinder operated by a crew working to repave struck the line, according to recent media reports. Now, regular readers of This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions know that, as a matter of course, natural
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University of Texas Energy Poll: Majority of Americans Either Don’t Believe or Don’t Know if Benefits Outweigh Costs of Domestic Natural Gas Production

Apr 12th, 2013 | By Mark
UT fracking poll graphic

A majority of Americans either don’t know or don’t believe that the benefits of domestic natural gas drilling outweigh the costs, according to a new poll released earlier this week by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and content you receive here at, please
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Pennsylvania PUC Says Ratepayers Shouldn’t Pay for Natural Gas That’s Not Delivered, Clears the Way for One Gas Company to Charge Ratepayers for Replacing Aging Pipelines

Apr 5th, 2013 | By Mark
This image shows a range of natural gas leaks in Manhattan as gas escapes from aging and leaky pipelines into the atmosphere. Known as "fugitive emissions," gas companies routinely pass the cost of this lost gas onto customers, even though it's never delivered to them. Photo courtesy Damascus Citizens for Sustainability.

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved a pair of resolutions that will gradually reduce the amount of undelivered natural gas that gas companies can charge ratepayers for and let one company pass on the cost of repairing its aging natural gas pipelines to its customers. Ed. Note – If you enjoy the coverage and
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